A Touch of History
Chad Brown of ODOT brushes off a tombstone found at the Chapman Road construction site. It’s for J.H. Scruggs, who was born in 1873 and died in 1942. City Clerk Lisa Anders said Clinton Cemetery records show that Scruggs is buried next to his wife, Ellen, who died in 1973, and a double tombstone marks their graves. The assumption is a new one was placed for both of them following her death and his old single one was discarded.